Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. Goods Barometer hits record high, confirming strength of trade recovery, UKEF backs first ever £430 million green transition loan, new World Economic Forum survey shows a mix of polarisation about the benefits of globalisation, global economic data disappointments add to rising growth angst, United States gives USD 600,000 to boost negotiating capacities in developing countries, Contour announces partnership with GSBN to drive digitisation in the global shipping industry and the UK rejects industry plea for visas for EU truck drivers.
The value of global trade today is around $40 trillion. Approximately 10% of this amount is commodity trade. Therefore being able to predict what is likely for the future of the trade industry to hold is essential for business growth and preparation. Some of the most influential factors on global trade today are
The world’s largest exporter, China is set to grow with its huge Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) over the next few years. TFG heard from Lantana Tech’s CEO, Derek Lee, on some of the challenges and opportunities within this market.
Sudden changes to the economy are often to referred to as ‘shocks’ in economics. There are internal – Endogenous – and external – exogenous Shocks. They are defined as a… read more →
Globalisation is present everywhere. For example, oil is exported from Saudi Arabia onto Taiwan. Once in Taiwan, the oil is refined into ethylene – plastic pellets. They are then shipped… read more →
Donald Trump once referred to Kim Jon-un as the Little Rocket Man. And now he says he’s in love with him as he writes beautiful letters to Trump. When it comes… read more →
Globalisation is often talked about in general terms, treating it as one constant process. However, it is important to recognise that it has actually occurred in three distinct waves. Whilst… read more →
We spoke to Kati Suominen from TradeUp Capital Fund about Crowdfunding and Export finance, and how technology is allowing businesses to access finance to trade internationally. What are the main… read more →